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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

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The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Himself / Ziggy Stardust
Mick Ronson ...
Himself - Guitar and Vocals
Trevor Bolder ...
Himself - Bass
Mick Woodmansey ...
Himself - Drums (as Mick Woodmansy) (as Woody Woodmansey)
Ken Fordham ...
Himself - Sax, Flute
Brian Wilshaw ...
Himself - Sax, Flute
Geoffrey MacCormack ...
Himself - Backing Vocals, Percussions
John 'Hutch' Hutchinson ...
Himself - Guitar
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Himself - Piano, Mellotron, Organ
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The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud'/'All The Young Dudes'/'Oh! You Pretty Things', a Lou Reed cover, and a Rolling Stones cover are but some of the highlights. Written by MasoK <grok@tri-lakes.net>

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December 1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,816 (USA) (12 July 2002)

Gross:

$161,634 (USA) (4 April 2003)
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Trivia

Jeff Beck guested on guitar in two songs and was supposed to have been in the film, but asked not to appear in it because he felt his solos and his appearance, looking more like a '60s blues rocker than Bowie and the Spiders' theatrical outfits didn't quite fit the movie. See more »

Quotes

David Bowie: What do you know about make-up? You're Just a Girl.
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Connections

Referenced in Portlandia: Farm (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie (as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
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Bowie Wishes He Was Still This Good
10 April 2003 | by (Commerce, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is a great concert film. Bowie is in his absolute prime and Pennebaker captures the moment. The film makes you you feel like you are actually at the concert not watching a movie. Bowie has never been better. This film is a moment in time.


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